Culpeper Star-Exponent: Spanberger votes against Taylor Greene’s “attempt to incapacitate Congress”


U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, joined most of Congress last week in rejecting an effort by Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to oust Speaker Mike Johnson.

In a release, Spanberger stated Greene tried to throw the U.S. House of Representatives into chaos with the political move on May 8.

“Since January 2023, this dysfunctional House Republican majority has depended on responsible Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation on the floor of the U.S. House, keep our government functioning, and get things done,” Spanberger said. “Since Speaker Johnson took the gavel — and throughout the entire tenure of former Speaker McCarthy, the extreme voices of their conference have attempted to paralyze Congress by threatening the Speaker with their demands.”

She said House Democrats have worked across the aisle to deliver on pressing priorities, such as aid for Ukraine, humanitarian assistance in Gaza and avoiding government shutdowns. “Serious legislators know that we still have a long to-do list that includes fixing our broken immigration system, reauthorizing the FAA, combatting the flow of fentanyl into our communities and passing a bipartisan Farm Bill. We have too much work to do to waste time on petty political games,” Spanberger said.

That’s why she said she voted against Greene’s “attempt to incapacitate Congress.”

Spanberger said, “Last month, I made clear that I would take this action in the event of Rep. Greene attempting to penalize the Speaker for doing the right thing — passing urgent aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Speaker Johnson must meet this moment with a renewed resolve to maintain a functioning Congress capable of delivering bipartisan results for the American people.”

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